Distinguished Service

Recognition of Service to the National Rifle Association of New Zealand

Criteria Adopted by Council - Sept 2010

Download a copy of the Distinguished Service Criteria (PDF 59 kb)

There are three types of Distinguished Service Recognition from NRANZ:

  • Life Membership, for outstanding service to the Association,
  • the Distinguished Service Medal, for considerable service to Fullbore Shooting at a National, Regional or Club level, and
  • NRANZ Veterans Badge for 30 years of committment to the sport of rifle shooting.

Life Membership

Below is the criteria to be used when submitting application to Council for both Life Membership and Distinguished Service Medal of NRANZ.

For Life Membership the criteria listed below must be matched or bettered. There is a heavy expectation that the life membership nominee has provided an outstanding contribution to NRANZ, at a national level, over a period of time.

Life Membership is capped at 15 members

  1. Held NRANZ office. Example - President, Chairman, Councillor for 10 years+
  2. Long period of distinguished service to NRANZ
  3. Represented NRANZ at the highest level - International, ICFRA, ISSF etc
  4. Contributed to NRANZ significantly

Distinguished Service Medal:

May be conveyed on a member or an associate by Council at any time. The nominee need not necessarily be a member of the association.

May be conveyed on a member by a simple majority vote at an AGM, after recommendation from Council.

  1. Open to members and associates of NRANZ, past or present
  2. Contributed significantly to NRANZ but not on Council, Executive, etc
  3. Held long term appointment in Association or Club. Example - 10 years +
  4. Life Member of Club or Association - which indicates the contribution given
  5. Given outstanding service to an association or club

The Medal and Current Recipients

View the list of current recipients

Clubs or Associations are to nominate through the NRA Secretary's Office in writing with an in-depth résumé of history of offices, achievements and record. Secretary to forward to convener of NRANZ Life Membership Committee who is to contact as many as possible of the current Life Members to discuss before making decision on application. Convener will submit to Council for approval and, if successful, to AGM for ratification.

NRANZ Veterans Badge

The NRANZ Veterans badge may be awarded by council to any member who meets the following criteria:

  1. Must have reached the age of 65 years,
  2. Has been a member for 30 years, and
  3. Recommended by his/her club.



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